Friday, September 13, 2013

One Patent To Rule Them All

After years of negotiations, false dawns, and frustratingly-high patent prosecution costs, Europe is about receive both a unitary patent and a unified patent court.  The United Kingdom branch of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle ("AIPPI") has published a series of extremely useful slide presentations explaining various aspects of these patent reforms.  Although the full implications of the unitary patent and unified patent court will not be known for years, these AIPPI presentations are highly informative.